Mak’s Noodle

Mak’s Noodle 77 Wellington Street Central Hong Kong With dim sum checked off my list, I moved onto another Hong Kong favorite and must eat, wonton noodles.  There are many other Mak restaurants opened up by relatives or disciples of the original Mak Woon-chi.  However, my research concluded that the original location of  Mak’s Noodle on…

Tai Cheong

Tai Cheong Bakery 35 Lyndhurst Terrace Central Hong Kong The Annoyer called Tai Cheong the best egg tart in Hong Kong.  It’s in my nature to question such bold statements when it pertains to food.  My thought it always, “Oh yeah? Well I’ll be the judge of that!”  And I arrived, ready to smear this…

Lung King Heen

Lung King Heen Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong 8 Finance Street Central Hong Kong No trip to Hong Kong is complete without eating dim sum.  I’m not sure if dim sum was invented here, but the city and this cuisine are almost synonymous in my mind.  The options range from cheap, quick, and dirty or expensive, high…

Gau Gee (Kau Kee)

Gau Gee 21 Gough Street Hong Kong Island Doing the research for Busan restaurants was a fruitless effort.  Busan is just not as big of an international destination like Tokyo or New York City.  Some simple Google search terms will get you a ton of results for the best of anything in those major cities, unlike…

Myers + Chang

Myers + Chang 1145 Washington Street Boston, MA 02118 Yelp Myers + Chang is part of Joanne Chang’s Boston empire.  Her claim to fame probably comes from her chain of bakeries, Flour Bakery.  But she and her husband, Chef Christopher Myers, decided to take the foods she grew up eating, revamped and reinvented for a fun…

Mala Sichuan Bistro

Mala Sichuan Bistro 9348 Bellaire Blvd. Houston, TX 77036 Yelp  BHD doesn’t really like spicy food.  What a wuss!  Just kidding.  No, not really.  Well, ok he has bad reflux so spicy foods really exacerbates that sometimes.  Alright, I’ll give him a free pass for health reasons.  Maybe he’ll do something else one of these…

Good Taste

Good Taste (Old Town – Chinatown location) 18 NW 4th Ave Portland, OR 97209 YelpAfter a few miles hiking through the evergreen forests of Portland, we definitely worked up a appetite for something comforting.  The noodles at Good Taste really hit the spot.  The place is your typical fobby Chinese joint.  Their mastery of cleanliness…

Earthen

After too many days of eating the white man’s food, I really was craving something Asian.  I can’t go too many days without eating Asian food.  I crave chocolates and sweets, but my want for Asian food runs deeper than simple desire.  It’s like it’s ingrained into my genetic makeup to optimally thrive off of…

Twenty Eight

So I first tried Top Chef finalist Shirley Chung’s cooking at her pop up at The Playground 2.0.  I liked most of the food we had there, especially her hand cut noodles.  It was a pricey meal to say the least, but I like to support new talent and understand that sometimes you are paying,…

Capital Noodle Bar

The Irvine Asian food scene continues to grow with each passing year.  New eateries are popping up here and there.  A notable addition to the Chinese offerings here is Capital Noodle Bar, which is related to Capital Seafood.  The latter is Irvine’s mediocre attempt at dim sum.  Sadly, I’ve been here many times because, frankly…

Chuan’s

My experience with Szechuan cuisine is pretty limited.  I’ve probably eaten it only a handful of times and I was never impressed or filled with a desire to go back for more.  I think people always mistake Szechuan food for being particularly spicy, which it’s really not.  Though, my spice-O-meter may not be representative for…

San Tung

People RAVE about San Tung.  “Best wings ever!” “Crack wings” “Hour long wait for the best meal of my life” blah blah blah.  You know this is just a set up for disappointment right?  I’ve had some mighty tasty wings in my life, Crisp in Chicago and Pok Pok in Portland.  The latter, being my…